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People come to Churchill to contribute and to enjoy themselves. But most of all they come to this great seat of learning to excel academically and intellectually. Excellent and comprehensive information about applying to Cambridge is available on the University website.Applying to Cambridge University
There are a few things that we should stress about admission to Churchill in particular.
The College runs an explicitly data-driven process in which we heavily prioritise examination results among the various indicators with which the Cambridge admissions system provides us. That said, we know that not all applicants have been able to benefit from the same educational opportunities, so we place your results within the context of your educational history and pay close attention to what your teachers/lecturers say in their UCAS reference. It is important that we take this careful, holistic approach because we actively encourage applications from students from a great diversity of backgrounds. Past achievement is the best evidence of your potential to achieve in the future, but you might also demonstrate potential — typically in the form of strong subject interest and keen intellectual ability — if you are called for interview. In some subjects we use aptitude testing in selection and in others we request that you send in some samples of school or college work. If you are among the very ablest and highest achieving students in your school or college, and if your teachers or lecturers support your application, you are likely to be a serious candidate and we strongly urge you to consider applying.
As our admissions process is data-driven, all applicants need to provide evidence of their academic track record.
If you are yet to complete your final school/college exams, and are not taking modular A Levels, our Admissions Team will place more weight on your reference, performance at interview (if you are called), on any test you are asked to sit, and on submitted written work, where we request it. However, you still need to demonstrate that your academic track record meets at the least the minimum entry standard for Cambridge University. We therefore require that you submit appropriately authenticated transcripts (records of your academic achievement to date in your secondary school or college examinations), along with a prediction, from your school, of your likely performance in any examinations still to be taken. Preferably this information should be incorporated into your UCAS application. In any event, we must receive this information before the end of the first week in November. If we do not receive this information by this date, your application will be deemed incomplete and will not receive further consideration.
If you have any questions about entry requirements or the information that you need to produce to demonstrate your academic credentials, please contact the Churchill Admissions Team as early as possible in the application process.
We usually require applicants to send in examples of school or college work in our Arts-side subjects.
We typically ask applicants to complete an aptitude test at time of interview in the following subjects: Classics, Computer Science, Engineering, English, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics, Modern and Medieval Languages, Philosophy and PPS. Candidates for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine have to complete the BMAT in advance of application. No aptitude test requires specific knowledge that has to be learned in advance.
"I have made the best friends I could have hoped for and have been really encouraged to achieve my potential academically without having to sacrifice my musical interests: learning to conduct and singing in both College choirs."